BATES CITY MAN CHARGED WITH FELONIES FOR ALLEGED SEXUAL ACTIVITY WITH 13-YEAR-OLD FEMALE

A Bates City man has been charged with multiple sex-related felonies involving a juvenile in Lafayette County.

A probable-cause statement says authorities learned that a 13-year-old girl allegedly had been engaged in sexual activity and other sexual acts with 45-year-old Larry R. Mansfield Jr. at a residence on the North Outer Road on November 12.

Mansfield reportedly denied the allegations, but was not willing to be cooperative in providing a swab of his hands for the alleged victim’s DNA.

A search warrant was obtained by authorities, and they allegedly collected several items of evidentiary value at Mansfield’s residence.

Online court documents say Mansfield has been charged with a Class C Felony for Child Molestation in the Third Degree- Child Less Than 14 Years Old; and two counts of an Unclassified Felony for Statutory Sodomy or Attempted Statutory Sodomy- Deviate Sexual Intercourse with a Person Less Than 14 Years Old. Bond was set at $100,000, with conditions including he is not to have any contact with the alleged victim, her family nor any person under the age of 17; as well as he needs to wear a GPS Monitoring Device.

Mansfield’s initial hearing date is pending at Lafayette County Circuit Court in Lexington.